Pakenham Baptist Church started as a church plant from Beaconsfield Baptist in May 1996.
Pastor Fred Rudd was Pastoring both Church’s.
We went from a small number of people at Meadowvale Retirement Village to Homegarth Community Center in the first year. Mark and Karen Ray came on board as Pastors in 1998. With having our own pastor we then out grew Homegarth and moved on to the old Anglican Church by the year 1999. At the start of 1999 the opportunity arose to move to the Beaconhills Christian College Year 12 Center.
In 2000, land was bought at the site of the old Army Museum on the corner of Army Road and Princes Highway. In October that year we moved into the building. The church was now able to grow even more because of its own building. Pakenham Baptist employed a part time Pastor Martin Gillespie in 2002. Mark and Karen Ray then moved onto Adelaide to plant another church and Martin Pastored the church for 2 more years.
In January 2008 the Lord blessed us with Pastor Darryl Kilker and his family.
Since 2008 Pakenham Baptist Church has grown to over 250 people a week.
In 2015, We completed our main building project, where we now have a 400 seated auditorium.
We would love to see you at one of our services and we are excited to see what the Lord has on the horizon for us at Pakenham Baptist Church.